Scorodite and Quartz
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Kiura Mine, Oita-ken, Kyushu Island, Japan
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum
This piece shocked me when I first saw it in the collection, as it features beautiful dark azure crystals to 1 cm of SCORODITE from this very old locality. I had never seen another for sale. Although there is some peripheral damage, the crystals are still beautiful, lustrous, and vividly contrasting to matrix (with olivenite?), plus they look good from the front view. A rare and very desirable old specimen, I would think.